This pack just about qualifies to be called an English pattern variant. The faces of the court cards are recognisable but their clothing, the colours used, and their attributes have been altered. Cereal crops can be found in the clothing of the courts or held by the Kings and Queens. The double-ended back design depicts three musketeers fighting crop disease with the wording “RADIUS MODDUS Amistar” across the centre. (“MODDUS” seems to be a product for controlling plant growth).
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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Skulls and bones of all descriptions have become the suits and pips in this 40-card pack from Italy....
Courts dressed in Baroque costumes in a pack printed by KZWP, Kraków, Poland, 1981.
Publicity pack for product which controls fungal diseases in a range of crops, printed by Trefl, Kra...
Polish cartoonist Jakub Rebelka created this set of tarot cards for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game.
Photographs of pharmaceutical products, produced for RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme covers from 1956 to 2016 published by Winning Moves UK Ltd.
Set of caricatures and cartoons in aid of a Polish children’s charity. c.2000.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” re...
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Deutsche Nutzpflanzen - Quartett game promoting Kali brand crop fertilizer, 1938.
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936.